Time-of-Use (TOU) Pricing and Schedules
Ontario Electricity Time-of-Use Price Periods

Time-Of-Use (TOU) rates are the fixed electricity prices* charged to all Regulated Price Plan customers, both residential and small business (electricity demand is less than 50 kW), in PowerStream's service territory. TOU pricing varies based on the time of day and week customers use electricity.

* Prices subject to change every six months. (source: Ontario Energy Board)

TOU Prices - Winter - November 1, 2016 - April 30, 2017

 

DAY OF THE WEEK TIME OF DAY TOU PERIOD TOU PRICE
Weekends & Holidays: All day Off-peak $0.087 per kWh
Weekdays: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. On-peak $0.180 per kWh
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mid-peak $0.132 per kWh
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On-peak $0.180 per kWh
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Off-peak $0.087 per kWh
TOU Prices - Summer - May 1 - October 31, 2016

 

DAY OF THE WEEK TIME OF DAY TOU PERIOD TOU PRICE
Weekends & Holidays: All day Off-peak $0.087 per kWh
Weekdays: 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Mid-peak $0.132 per kWh
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On-peak $0.180 per kWh
5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mid-peak $0.132 per kWh
7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Off-peak $0.087 per kWh
Holiday Schedule for Time-of-Use Prices

 

Electricity used on weekends and holidays is charged the off-peak price during both the Winter and Summer periods.

Off-peak prices are in effect on the following 2017 holidays:

HOLIDAY DAY OF OFF-PEAK PRICING
New Year's Day Monday, January 2, 2017 (in lieu of Sunday, January 1**)
Family Day Monday, February 20, 2017
Good Friday Friday, April 14, 2017
Victoria Day Monday, May 22, 2017
Canada Day Monday, July 3, 2017 (in lieu of Saturday, July 1**)
Civic Holiday Monday, August 7, 2017
Labour Day Monday, September 4, 2017
Thanksgiving Day Monday, October 9, 2017
Christmas Day Monday, December 25, 2017
Boxing Day Tuesday, December 26, 2017

**Note: If a holiday falls on a weekend, the following Monday will have off-peak prices in effect all day.

 

 

See the current TOU period and price on the Ontario Ministry of Energy website.

 

What is the Regulated Price Plan?

 

At the request of the Minister of Energy, the Ontario Energy Board developed an electricity price plan that provides stable and predictable pricing, encourages conservation and ensures the price consumers pay better reflects the price paid to generators.

The Regulated Price Plan pricing applies to customers who buy their electricity through PowerStream. Consumers who currently buy their electricity from a retailer and pay a contract price will continue to do so.

Customers eligible for the Regulated Price Plan include Residential, Low Volume, Designated and Multi-unit Residential.

 

RPP Tiered Prices

 

Prices effective November 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017

SEASON USAGE PRICE APPLIES TO
Winter (November 1 - April 30): Up to 1,000 kWh/month $0.103 per kWh Residential customers
More than 1,000 kWh/month $0.121 per kWh
All seasons: Up to 750 kWh/month $0.103 per kWh Non-residential customers
More than 750 kWh/month $0.121 per kWh